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Effectiveness of a health behavioural intervention aimed at reduction of risky sexual behaviours among young men in the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:16:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:16:30Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-31 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14258
dc.description.abstract Two studies evaluating the same behavioural intervention were conducted in two areas in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa using a randomized pre-test post-test control group design for study 1 (peri-urban) and a pre-test post-test design without a control group for study 2 (rural). The intervention included discussions and skills training on: (1) notions of masculinity, manhood, and responsibility, (2) personal and sexual relationships, (3) general communication skills, and (4) alcohol and other substance use. The intervention was aimed at men between 18 and 35 years of age. Measures of attitude, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control and intention for condom use, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing, reduction of alcohol and drug use, avoiding sex while intoxicated, and avoiding sex with intoxicated people were assessed using a facilitator-administered questionnaire. The results for study 1 showed that 4 of the 19 variables scored significantly different at baseline and that all 19 variables showed no significant changes between pre-test and post-test. For study 2, one significant difference was found for attitude towards avoiding sex when one is intoxicated. Overall, the intervention had minimal success with just one area of positive effect. Further development and testing of this programme is recommended before it can be considered for broader scale implementation. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject CONDOM USE en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject MEN en
dc.subject KWAZULU-NATAL en
dc.title Effectiveness of a health behavioural intervention aimed at reduction of risky sexual behaviours among young men in the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 16(11) en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of Public Health en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10934 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10029 en
dc.bibliographictitle Manyaapelo, T., Van den Borne, B., Ruiter, R., Sifunda, S. & Reddy, P. (2019) Effectiveness of a health behavioural intervention aimed at reduction of risky sexual behaviours among young men in the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. <i>International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health</i>. 16(11):Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Manyaapelo, T. en
dc.contributor.author2 Van den Borne, B. en
dc.contributor.author3 Ruiter, R. en
dc.contributor.author4 Sifunda, S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Reddy, P. en


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